I stayed here as a birthday treat for myself last August, taking the ferry from Rathmullan to Buncranna on route.
If the owners make a place, then rest assured, this couple are genuinely nice and welcoming.
The house and grounds are like a 4star lodge, best of all, on the waterfront, and within walking distance to a beautiful wee beach.
Alan, the owner ,waited up for my return, like my daddy from yesteryear, only not knowing, I sneaked in at midnight to avoid disturbing them, and he waited up 'till after one.
He cooks a beautiful breakfast in the kitchen, as seen on their YouTube video, and makes all jams and preserves himself. All this, and modest too!!
You won't believe the price for my having a 4 poster bed and nice warm bath...35 euro !!!
What are you waiting for? I'm heading back in August, that's for sure!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the Western shore of Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula, Linsfort Castle is a country house overlooking Lough Swilly. According to Dr John Corbett a Trinity historian who lived in the Castle from 1938 to 1943 it was originally built around 16o0 as a fortified tower house which together with a sizeable estate was made over to Paul Benson a London Stonemason, as part payment for the contract to build the Walls of the City of Derry. It was rebuilt in 1720 by his grandson Captain Arthur Benson. The house is described in “ Classic Irish Houses of the Medium size as "an H plan house of 1720 with an armorial tablet”.We offffer spacious accommodation where you can relax and feel comfortable in this lovely rural coastal setting. We have over an acre of lovely gardens and a terrace with a lough view. * large double bedrooms with Lough views - single beds can be added to make family or twin rooms * three bathrooms/shower rooms adjacent to bedrooms * large lounge with open fire, library, table games, quizzes * meals are served in our Old Irish kitchen with crane and inglenook fireplace * private sun terrace with Lough Swillly views * freeWiFi broadband ... more less